Advances in MRI-guided precision radiotherapy

Chenyang Liu, Mao Li, Haonan Xiao, Tian Li, Wen Li, Jiang Zhang, Xinzhi Teng, Jing Cai

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is becoming increasingly important in precision radiotherapy owing to its excellent soft-tissue contrast and versatile scan options. Many recent advances in MRI have been shown to be promising for MRI-guided radiotherapy and for improved treatment outcomes. This paper summarizes these advances into six sections: MRI simulators, MRI-linear accelerator hybrid machines, MRI-only workflow, four-dimensional MRI, MRI-based radiomics, and magnetic resonance fingerprinting. These techniques can be implemented before, during, or after radiotherapy for various precision radiotherapy applications, such as tumor delineation, tumor motion management, treatment adaptation, and clinical decision making. For each of these techniques, this paper describes its technical details and discusses its clinical benefits and challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-84
Number of pages10
JournalPrecision Radiation Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


  • 4D-MRI
  • MR-Linac
  • MRI-guided radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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